lín neighbor; adjacent; close to

Made up of [ place radical 163, lìng to order; to command; an order ]

Note

The 'place' radical suggests a location, 'ling' provides a rough phonetic
Number of strokes 7

Related characters


Using : dōu (all) nà (that) jiāo (suburbs)
Using lìng : líng (zero) lǐng (neck) líng (age) lián (to pity)

Sounds same

lín (forest) lín

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Pronunciation

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Fish for good fortune

Fish for good fortune

Culture

Fish ( ) have been a frequently used symbol for good fortune for centuries. This is because means ?surplus; abundance? and so a picture of a fish is a wish for prosperity. They are often eaten at Chinese New Year partly as a symbol for a wish for abundance in the coming year.
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